New mobile start-up VIR2SIM.com was launched to a global market in January 2013. Service provides foreign virtual numbers that can be connected to any existing SIM-card. Call to a virtual number costs caller the same as a local call. The purpose of VIR2SIM is to offer an easy-to-use service for receiving calls from relatives, friends or business-partners from abroad.
The service doesn’t require any complicated registrations, agreements or ID authentications. Connecting up to 20 numbers to any SIM-card can be done within seconds – no matter where you are, using website or mobile app.
VIR2SIM is a cohesion of VoIP technology with GSM connection. Basically, VIR2SIM took the best of both, but the main difference from other telephony solutions is using existing GSM subscription to connect incoming calls, and on the same time ensuring high-quality talking experience, not depending on 3G or WiFi speed. International connection is provided by VoIP technologies, thus avoiding expensive long-distance charges.
”Once a virtual phone number has been set up, you can start receiving calls from abroad. Any call to your virtual number will be forwarded to your actual number. People who call your virtual number will pay a local call charge (which is free nowadays in most national mobile operator offers). You will pay just a few cents for incoming call, according to VIR2SIM rates.
This technology may also be used to reduce roaming charges. Forward calls from your current phone to VIR2SIM virtual number (the one of your country), then redirect VIR2SIM number to local SIM-card, which can be obtained upon arrival to the destination country. Service helps to reduce costs of international mobile communications to up to 90%. Call minutes at VIR2SIM start at 4 eurocents, as opposed to up to several euros with traditional GSM operators. Moreover, you can connect first virtual number for free and use provided bonus to test the quality of calls.”, explains Nick Ustinov, CEO of VIR2SIM.
The service has amazingly simple interface. Users are able to receive inbound calls, place outbound callback from virtual number, connect and manage multiple numbers, browse calls’ history, import contacts, easily forward virtual numbers to another mobile or landline phone number with a single click. All functions are available on desktop version and on Android and iOS apps. Currently the service allows to connect virtual numbers from 19 countries including U.S., UK, Russia, Ukraine, Sweden, Israel, Australia and others, with more to come.
Enterprises were the first to test the service. Several international real estate agencies have already tried to connect foreign numbers to their phones. As of their opinion, customers are more likely to call accustomed and clear local number without any additional costs. Test results show that the number of calls from international listings increased by 31% average.
To get a first look at the service, please visit www.vir2sim.com.
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